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Old 07-17-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
Feb 2013
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I have been trying to find a book on yeast/fermentation. I have found Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation by Chris White & Jamil Zainasheff .
Has anyone read it? I am wondering if someone could confirm if it is a good or bad book.

If there are any other books you have read and found it useful....then please let me know.

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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I've read it, I found it to be a great reference. It inspired me to try my hand at collecting yeast samples and building my own little "yeast lab."

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
May 2011
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I've read it a few times now. "All you ever wanted to know about brewer's yeast - and then some." I'm a fan...


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Old 07-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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great book

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Old 07-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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I have my copy right here with post it notes sticking out all over. For a newer book its already showing good use. Buy it if yeasties intrigue you.

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Old 07-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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I would definitely recommend it.

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Old 07-18-2013, 01:58 AM   #7
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It is one of the best brewing books that I have ever read. My understanding of fermentation greatly increased and my beers got a lot better.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:30 AM   #8
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I have to agree. IMHO it is certainly not a read through quick and know all book. There is a LOT of information that covers all interest ranges and can/should be read over and over again as your understanding of yeast and how it applies to your situation improves. It is certainly not aimed at the novice brewer but does answer immediately answer many novice questions and can be a great guide for a beginner into advanced. Behind Palmers 'How to brew' this is probably my second favorite across my home brew adventure but maybe my #1 in actual reference. It is an easy thing to forget, we don't make really beer, we make wort and the yeast makes beer.

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:43 AM   #9
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It's definitely not a page-turner, but it's chock full of some really good information.

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:05 AM   #10
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Reading it now. About 2/3 done and so far my favorite brewing book out of, Brew like a Monk, Wild Brews, Farmhouse Ales and How to Brew.

I plan to read For The Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops and then Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, after reading this book.

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